I’ve hit 65,000 words on the first draft of The Seasoning, which is due out May. It may sound like I could deliver early but it does take quite a long time to get through the editing and beta-reading stages, to to mention the “resting stage” one should leave between finishing the draft and starting self-editing. I guess we’ll see.
Meanwhile, Russia has successfully launched their Angara-5, their new heavy rocket:
Which is a big deal for them. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsQOpD4TIZM
And more info here: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/angara5_flight1.html